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for a while. >> in menlo park, rest denlts and business owners can get sandbags to get ready. the city provides the sand and bags but you'll need your own shovel. there we found a restaurant owner that has learned the hard way. >> it's supposed to go down to the streets but sometimes when it rains so much, it can't hold. it flooded the kitchen so this time around i'm going to be prepared. >> sneeze sandbags are available while they last. norcal's advice to make sure you are ready for a disaster is posted at abc7news.com. you'll find that helpful guide under see it on tv. >> several areas, they are taking new actions to protect themselves. >> neighbors in daly city is sleeping in shifts. >> amy hollyfield has more on that and action taken in pacifica where rain and sliding cliffs damaged two apartment buildings two years ago. >> this was unbelievable and unforgettable. 60 feet of hillside disappeared. two apartment buildings were condemned. as storms roll into the bay area officials say they aren't worried about a repeat performance. >> they haven't seen any advanced erosion or continue
with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. in the east bay city of hercules, some residents are watching and waiting to see if a hillside with a troubled past causes some more damage. this is what it looked like in march of 2011 when the hill started to give. pushed into homes and rocked them off their foundation. >> in the east bay city of hercules, some residents are watching and waiting to see if a hillside with a troubled past causes some more damage. this is what it looked like in march of 2011 when the hill started to give. as you can see it pushed into homes and rocked here's a google earth look at the area impacted...just south of highway 4. in total four homes were affected here along carson street. you can see the hillside behind the homes. and as kron four's terisa estacio reports, the concern that more homes could be impacted by the storms...which are now bearing down on the bay area. >> no tresspassing signs out in front of these homes send a message loud and clear.... this hillside won the battle. the war began back in 2011, as you can see in this video taken then, the
at the a new storm... now moving into the bay area... along with high winds. you are looking at city crews hoisting the 25 foot acacia tree here in this video. it toppled over at around 4 am .falling on to this house on the 300 block of virginia avenue.the worst damage was that the backyard fence was knocked down..only caution tape and a few splintered boards remain..luckily the resident inside the home was not hurt. the city says they soil was saturated by the rain and the nearly 50 year old tree couldn't hold up any more. the homeowner says she called the 311 to complain about the city maintained tree on more than one occasionbut nothing was done. >> i knew it wasn't dying or near death and i thought that this city could come out and take care of their tree. what ever it was going to do. i knew that it was -- going to die. unfortunately, it came down on a a structure. >> the department of public works are now chopping up what fell down.they admit that the homeowner did everything right and should have been out here sooner. they say they are changing their producal on how to respond to f
rain and up toward clear lake getting heavy rain. daly city, san francisco out toward the airport. richland, oakland, hayward out to san san san ramon and danville. when you wake up on sunday morning it will be windy with urban and street flooding likely. let's take about how much rain you're looking for. at least an inch and a half to 2 inches of rain. that's most of the bay area. that's why the napa river and flood river are under flood warnings with a flash flood for the north bay and the coast and the mountains where we have a wind advisory because tonight with the rain it's going to be windy. win gusts 30 to 35 miles per hour. there's high deaf doppler. the rain is here and it's going to be with us for a while. we'll talk about when the mess will finally move o out and have your full extended forecast in a few minutes. >>> as paul mentioned a flood warning has been issued for the napa river. it's expected above flood levels and cbs5 don knapp is in napa where people are preparing for worst. >> reporter: we've been here since 3 and there was no rain. now it's starting to rain.
this one here. firefighters pumped water out of this flooded redwood city apartment complex. >> it was up to a foot deep before we got here. we were able to pump it out. >> reporter: they got the water out before it could cause any damage to the interior of the building. the heavy rain kept this crew moving from one trouble spot to another. >> it's been very busy today. a lot of freeway accidents. >> reporter: a pg&e crew was sent to help restore power, but they needed help themselves after a large oak tree fell on top of their truck. it happened friday night on stevens canyon road. no one was hurt, since the workers were working away from the truck. >> it was bad luck, really, but the drivers said it's the second time it happened to them, so you kind of do feel it's a big dangerous. when it does storm up here, you think a tree is gonna come through your house any second, so it can get scary. >> reporter: james decided to trim the trees around his house after this one fell on his driveway today. but he says that's part of living in the mountains. >> it's really not that bad. everybody has
video. butler pled guilty already and is serving eight years in prison. >>> last night, the city held the third of four public meetings for the police chief search. they are asking people what qualities they want to see. this comes at a name when the -- at a time when the department is working with low more al. >> we have a very talented -- morale. >> we have a very talented staff we are. anyone that would like to apply, can apply. >> now moore is retiring almost two years after he took the job. >>> police in new york city have released surveillance video of a suspect who they say pushed another man on the tracks of an oncoming train where he was struck and killed. he said the suspect can be scene harassing the man before he was hit. witnesses say the victim shouted at the train driver to shout and desperately tried to climb on the platform before he was struck. >> i saw the train pull into the station, about three quarters into the station. you almost heard a thud. >> reporter: witnesses say the suspect in the video was mumbling to himself before the attack. if the suspect does have
damaged by a broken limb or fell over. >> the city of san jose has free sand bags ready for residents and its equipment is ready to go. >> as soon as it starts raining they'll be out in the street. >> reporter: one problem? the colorful fall leaves clogging storm drains. >> at the peak there were 18,700 people without power. i just talked to p and g and they tell us there's about 150 customers in the dark. they expect to have them back online by 7:00 a.m. >>> storm number one went through during the morning commute. it made a mess. it was wet and windy the check out the rainfall totals. not a heavy rain event as far as winter storms, but it was went. over an inch in santa rosa. what does it mean? well we're doing real well year to date. 102% in santa rosa. 106% of average in san francisco. 59% of average in san jose. here's a promise i will make you. when we come back on monday, all the averages are going to be well over 100% of average. 100, 125% of average. your complete forecast coming up. >>> crews worked to remove a tree that is leaning on some power lines. >> there was kind of a
in santa cruz, santa clara county. moderate rain in fremont and gusty winds in union city. on the peninsula, a heavy downpour and winds have lightened up here. but still some light rain. the front has yet to move through san francisco. some heavier rain on the peninsula from woodside to 280 and flooding is happening in the santa cruz mountains. we are looking at rain rates of an inch an hour and another additional inch is forecasted. take a look at these current wind gusts. you can see where the front has moved through. it is breezy and dangerous out there. and throw 10:15 we will be looking at flooding imminent, and then beyond that the creeks and the streams will be draining into the rivers, and then we are looking at the rivers rising right on through midday. carolyn? >> it is a wild morning. thank you, low saw. both eastbound lanes of the richmond san rafael bridge remain blocked by an overturned big rig right now. the chp won't even think about moving it until the winds die down. abc7 news reporter nick smith is on the bridge to update this storm-related news. >> carolyn, this is the f
intense squall line through crescent city. that's our system. it'll move slowly. it's still back out here but in advance you could get warm sector rain. that would be over the north bay. clear lake had some rain but now just cloudy. i -- could be round windsor, santa rosa, i think that will be today's event if there is any rain. on the southern edge until tonight and then the heavy rain. this system on its way. today is that in between day. the cloud, rain forecast starts to bring it in by tonight and then by about five, six it starts to move toward napa. it'll be into lake county and then it sits there. it doesn't move until late tonight. there in lies what could be a lot of rain. this is tomorrow morning. when it's coming over us. it may take a while to get to -- the south bay but it'll be there tonight and then hang out. napa county, lake county. for us a very mild day. some light rain but the heavy rain tonight, tomorrow morning. we get a break friday night, saturday, monday does look dry. >> all right. thank you. we are back on storm watch this morning, the second of several storms
for sampras's go residents. residents much show their city issued identification in order to get sandbags. and there is a limit of 10 per household. >> aside from the problems it can cause. the rain is welcome and per haps a bit overdue and the south bay in particular. take a look at uvas reservoir in the foothills of the santa cruz mountains. west of gilroy. here is just 13% of capacity right now and entirely dependent on the run off from rainfall. if together, the 10 san to clara valley reservoirs' are just 35% of capacity periods >> new this morning. investigators are calling a fire at alameda high school suspicious. if the fire started inside a classroom or kron4 this morning. the fire is out and no one was injured. it is unclear what the extent of the damage is to the classroom. >> gilroy police are investigating what they're calling a gang-related drive-by shooting, although no one was actually shot. a 4 month old was among those inside the home. it happened overnight in the area of 10th street and glenview drive. officers say an unknown number of gunmen fired into a home. if two pe
up the hole with holes, as the raiders and dump trucks. city officials say an expose a foot storm pipe was designed to save for transport water underneath the road but somehow failed. the road keeton sunday morning creating a crack crater that is 80 ft. long 30 ft. wide and 80 ft. deep. the sale is currently under investigation. >> the past week in storms also taken a toll on narrow, winding roads in part of the santa cruz mountains. crews are working on several mud slides that sent rocks and debris onto a busy highway 17. mine hill road in scotts valley is closed after a large mud slide took out about 50 ft. of one line. >> we have got one lame completely washed out and a portion broken off what we are trying to do is assess the situation. >> road closures and unstable held signs that driver looking for the tours and power outages continue to linger. down trees. pg&e crews worked through the night to restore power to a couple of dozen homes in the santa cruz area. all around of bay area crews and--are dealing with the aftermath of the stores. in the north bay the 60 ft. tall lind
limb or fell over. >> the city of san jose has free sand bags ready for residents and its equipment is ready to go. >> as soon as it starts raining they'll be out in the street. >> reporter: one problem? the colorful fall leaves clogging storm drains. >> at the peak there were 18,700 people without power. i just talked to p and g and they tell us there's about 150 customers in the dark. they expect to have them back online by 7:00 a.m. >>> storm number one went through during the morning commute. it made a mess. it was wet and windy the check out the rainfall totals. not a heavy rain event as far as winter storms, but it was went. over an inch in santa rosa. what does it mean? well we're doing real well year to date. 102% in santa rosa. 106% of average in san francisco. 59% of average in san jose. here's a promise i will make you. when we come back on monday, all the averages are going to be well over 100% of average. 100, 125% of average. your complete forecast coming up. >>> crews worked to remove a tree that is leaning on some power lines. >> there was kind of a flash boom and th
cities to get the work done. last year, bay keeper tracked three storm-related sewage spills that totaled more than 150 million gallons. >> there's not supposed to be rainwater in the sewage pipes. they are so broken up from earthquakes, from roots, from time. when get that done, the rainwater will stay out and we won't have any other big wet weather sewage overflows. >> reporter: it is a priority for the public. >> we need to take care of things that have to be taken care of. >> reporter: they are working with some of the cities to fix the bad pipes a job that's just beginning. >> he fix part of the pipes in some community -- we fix part of pipes in some communities, and they fix othe parts. >> reporter: it could take 20 to 30 years to complete the work so that we can be assured that no sewage leaks into the bay. it's going to take a long time. baykeeper says it will continue to monitor the situation and say the steps have to step it up. >> we are going to get a lot of rain before that happens. thanks, linda yee. >>> ann notarangelo is in lafayette. have some homeowners living in a const
or " not guilty ". >> san francisco has officially passed a ban on public nudity in the city. it has been a contentious subject... with a number of protests.. and some arrests. as kron four's terisa estacio reports, during today's final vote, the clothes came off again. >> the final tally of votes before the san francisco board of supervisors was barely completed when all of a sudden take a look... those against the ban began to strip off their clothes... and one by one,iff's deputd out blue robes covered the naked protestors and lead them away. >> nudity is good! we are free to express my nudity. nudity is my right. you are harming people by not letting them be nude. >> this was not the first time, protestors have taken such demonstrative actions ... this was the scene a few weeks ago at the board of supervisors meeting right after the first vote on this issue... and here look, this is a protest staged in front of city hall several months ago. the ban will prohibit nudity from wasit dow nin plazas parks and side streets as well as public areas around the city. public venues like ba
to toppled trees there were other problems in the city. one snapped on moraga street and northern police station saw significant street flooding that came close to entering the building. >> good news by sunday afternoon we had almost all the major problems cleared up. we have smaller trees and branches that will need to get cleared up. we'll give our crews a little bit of a breather. >> well deserved breather. city crews have been working around the clock. all of them should be cleaned up by tomorrow. >> ama: take a look at this. amazing picture of a stuck car the in sheppard cap yon in oakland. peter sent us this picture. he said good samaritans rescued the driver. e-mail your photos to us at ureport. >>> right now there are 5100 customers without power and that is down 300,000 earlier today. we do have more storm aftermath ahead. we'll take you to a flooded mobile home park and a tree that crushed a fence. flooding worries in wine country we'll take touted russian and napa rivers. >> we're getting a nice break, it's not going >> ama: the highway patrol says the wet weather played in a
one direction or another. now, tonight at 6:00 we'll talk to neighbors and the city who are finding that the bright side, boy say of this. that will be tonight at 6:00. >> white house middle school will be reopening tomorrow after being closed today, the cause of damage in one building. four classrooms as well as library and administrative offices flooded yesterday when a culvert backed up. officials trying to determine whether they'll have to replace floors and cabinets in the building. >> a lot treefs have fallen in the storms because of the ground just oversaturated at this point. like this tree danging a mercedes-benz last week, they often damage anything and everything in their paths when they fall. tree crews have been aus fully busy haven't they? >> behind me, you can see an elm tree. you can take a look. how powerful this must have been as it was falling it picked up part of the sidewalk and fell on to this prius this, wasn't the only tree that fell here. i'm counting one, two, three, here on walnut street. this is san francisco vernal heights neighborhood where a fallen cyp
leandro and oakland up through berkeley and west toward daly city. a few light showers in the city through the san ramon valley and dublin. also hayward and union city, down through castro valley, 280. redwood city. as you head further south from sunnyvale down through cupertino, some very light rain showers. this will be the order of the day. the on and off light rain showers. santa cruz mountains, los gatos. into the afternoon light rain to just dry skies until later on. and that's when the last very strong system comes our way with heavy rain, gusty winds and the potential for flooding. katie. >> thank you, lisa. >> flood warnings are in effect for sonoma county as the water levels in several rivers and creeks continue to rise. we are live in petaluma where willowbrook creek is a good example. k. he ra. >> katie, two days ago willowbrook creek was completely empty. yesterday it filled almost to its limit. it's happening all over sonoma county. rivers and creeks filling either to their limits or unfortunately in some cases over their limits. one man tells us he watched the banks of the r
here up from south san francisco, daly city, san bruno. pretty quiet in the south bay except for morgan hill and gilroy some shower activity. winds gusting to 49 miles an hour at sfo. a wind warning in effect. and oakland, 36 miles an hour. you can see all across the bay area, santa rosa from 41 miles an hour to san jose. we have the wind, we have the rain, we have a flash flood watch through the evening hours. so the heaviest rain will continue to sink to the south of us throughout the morning hours and the wind advisory is up through noon today. we are looking at south winds anywhere from 20 to 30 miles an hour and we are seeing the gusts already up to 50 miles an hour. so here we are on track to see the heaviest rain from the north bay into the central bay within the next hour. so stay with us. we will keep you updated. carolyn. >> thank you, lisa. with all that going on and this series of storms the rivers are rising throughout the bay area. there's a flat warning this morning for the napa river. that's where abc7 news reporter kera clapper joins us live. how is it looking so far? >
has cities near the russian river on alert. water levels have risen onto land in some parts of guerneville. and even though it's normally a slow-moving river... >> with 6-7 ft. it begins to get scary. we have to think about leaving town, turning off electricity, gasoline. and so forth. >> the national weather service says that it could be possibly a flooded road to a.m. with noon tomorrow reaching the highest levels. in this video shot yesterday, you can see that the river is rising fast. flooding, every decade or so, is not uncommon. the last serious threat was in the first days of january 06 of course the possibility always makes residents nervous. the national weather service says the russian river will flood guerneville around 2 a.m. monday... highest point around noon tomorrow... with water levels >> the latest series of storms has some arborists concerned about trees in the bay area. the saturated ground could force trees and bushes to collapse. about the threat. >> all of the whe--wieight.. is at the top of the tree. >> certified arborist christopher altman poi
'll start moving in. daly city and berkeley, piedmont, the claremont avenue area being hit with a good burst of rain, and towards oakley and brentwood, seeing moderate rain. these are cells moving around, and this is actually the warm sector. this is 7:00 tonight. this is the warm sector, the mod rain in the north bay. and a little break around midnight and by 3:00 a.m., this is storm number three. this is 5:00 a.m. heavy rain starting to move down into the north bay. 7:00 a.m., starts to move down to about the golden gate bridge, sfo. 9:00 a.m. heavy rainfall. now starting to move into the east bay. fairfield, concord. notice the clearing that takes place behind the very rapidly, at 11:00 a.m., and then moves on towards the south. of course the concerns up on the riffs and we'll look at those concerns in a bit. >> ama: in napa, the national weather service issued a flood warning for the napa river, a waterway prone to flooding, and the city's residents are hoping it's not a repeat of the devastating flood in 2005. >> the napa river looks calm now but that could change in a hurry tonight wit
and union city and the south bay. this will all continue to increase throughout the day. the first half of the day looking much, much different than the second half. carolyn. >> lisa, you are the key person this morning. thank you so much. big concern in the north bay is flooding, especially along creeks and rivers. abc7 news reporter kera clapper is live in napa where they are watching that river rise inch by inch. >> yes. inch by inch, carolyn, especially as the rain continues to fall. i've come to the realization this is my lot in life, to be put in situations where the rain is blowing horizontally at me all morning long. the wind is whipping through napa. we have a look at the river this morning whereas carolyn mentioned, flooding is a concern. it was expected that the river would surpass it's flood level about noon today. now that's changed. estimates go anywhere from 1:00 p.m. to between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. estimates are the water could rise and reach 25 to 27 feet. elsewhere here in napa you can see downtown. it is just soaked. the whole city is soaking wet. wind again a big
redwood city in san mateo. your afternoon highs look like upper 50s low 60s. it will be a cooler after known around the bay area. satellite and radar we will see in increase in a cloud cover through the course of today. into tomorrow we are tracking the potential for some rain. futurecast 4 set of 4:09 a.m. tuesday morning at lot of cloud cover light rain north of santa rosa. the system we are tracking to stay in to win state it is not a huge frame maker compared to what we saw this weekend. 12:00 p.m. tuesday some light rain for vallejo, napa, and fairfield. it is not until later tomorrow night we will start to see rain for the coast line, san francisco. picking up in intensity into the overnight hours. at 9:00 a.m. wednesday we could pick up water rain for parts of the bay area. your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast is showing we have rain tuesday and wednesday, but overall at quiet weather pattern into thursday fighting in the weekend. a 10 percent chance of rain i think it will hold off. partly cloudy conditions temperatures in the '60s. however, it overnight lows will be cold
top cities picked up over 5 1/2 inches of rain. san francisco, not too far behind. 2 1/2, to get down to the south bay, gilroy, 2 1/2 in san francisco topping out right at -- san jose, rather, at 1 1/2 now. we are watching more rain with this next system as you menged, diane. it's going to be very powerful. flash flood watches do mean that flash flooding is likely tomorrow. we're going to be telling you how much rain is going to fall. another thing that's very important, those rivers have been rising. we're going to detail all of that coming up. >> thank you, anthony. as you mentioned, people in the north bay are preparing for this north storm as potential flooding in some areas. the national weather service issued a warning today projecting that the napa river will rise two feet above flood stage by tomorrow afternoon near the towns. and today in downtown napa the river is running. it took about 12 feet. that is well below flood level of 25 feet. that change can change very quickly with a flash flood. >> you know, tomorrow i think is the day that we're kind of worried about more than
are commonly found in the city despite that like is that is not been planted because they are weak. the ficus. -- i would have this removed. completely and one of a strong central trunk. >> also keep a strong look for included are >> there is a tight crotch. anything that is under 45 degrees across. with the bridges, from the main trunk that is a dangerous scenario. it has included park and the attachment is weak. >> occasionally wet soil is okay. but if you live and in every with the soil is always drenched that could be a problem record wet soil will prevent oxygen for the routes and it could wrought the roots. >> it could cause the tree to fall over. robbing the- roots. >> no good can come from a good tree. if their roots -- become rotted with not enough oxygen and. of waterlog sorrell. >> this complete ruins of a public building. the landmark that was neglected for years has >> six dozen firefighters battled the blaze of the old pool house. san francisco police the partner responded a rug 1:00 p.m. and tried it for hours to get it under control. >> it is going to be burning for some time
's family will argue against the overturning of the conviction. >>> today the city council in redwood city will consider a makeover for the fox theatre. councilmembers are weighing a request from the owners for a tax break. in exchange, the owners will make a number of improvements to the historic building over the next 10 years. >>> a coast guard investigation into suspected smuggling near the channel islands off the santa barbara county coast has turned tragic. a small boat deployed by the coast guard was rammed by a smuggler's vessel before dawn yesterday. the collision threw two coast guard members into the water. one of them was killed and another was injured in that incident. >>> l.a. police say four people were found shot to death outside a large home in suburban northridge. the dead were two women in their 20s a man in his 30s and another man in his 40s. the incident happened early yesterday morning. the home apparently served as an unlicensed boardinghouse. detectives are now looking into a motive. >>> a second chance for same- sex marriage could happen in just a few hours when th
court ruling would take hold legalizing same sex marriage in california. san francisco city officials tell us they are ready to perform marriages as soon as tomorrow. >> we will be ready with volunteers that we already have in place and volunteers who are being trained today. we'll have a one-stop shop for anyone who wants to get married. >> reporter: and we are waiting for word from the court. we'll bring it for you here on channel 2. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> last night president obama congratulates zone people honored for -- seven people honored for their lifetime culture. among the honorees ballerina natal yeah. david letterman. dust tin hoff man. and the surviving members of led zeppelin. >>> time now 5:14. let's check in with tara. >> we have that big accident in livermore that looks like that scene has been moved over to the shoulder. eastbound traffic should be flowing okay on 580. allie rasmus will have an update on the high speed chp pursuit. now let's head outside. we can take a live look at sf. this is 101. you can see there
were there as an unusual protest unfolded at city hall. >> reporter: that's right. the ban on public nudity passed its second and final vote. that led to yet another naked protest inside city hall. >> colleagues asked that we temporarily recess this meeting. >> nudists protested as san francisco supervisors gave their final approval to a ban on public nudity. the nudists are anticipating a court battle to restore what they see as their first amendment rights. >> we will continue fighting this no matter what it takes until this legislation is dead. >> one supervisor says he created the ordinance after years of complaints primarily from gay men living in the castro district. >> it will still be legal to be nude on a beach, to be nude at folsom street fair, bay to breakers, pride. >> been a takes effect february 1. >> there are so many families and people who have told me they're really sorry they can't come to the neighborhood anymore because of this. >> for others public nudity is what makes san francisco and the castro district unique. >> castro's fabulous. everything goes here. anyt
watch for the rest of the newscast witha check own on power out aims. >> and the local cities that want a is it da task. . >>> rain moderate to heavy. gusty winds, warnings and watching foavy rain and one of those cells going over wood side. more on that coming up shortly. >> thank you. if you plan to fly out of sfo this morning you better call ahead. several can canceled flights and delayed. starting at nine some arriving flights may be delayed more than three hours. the same thing happened yesterday. several flights were delayed up to three hours. >>> lot of heavy winds and downed trees have left more than 15,000 pg&e customers with no power. more than 4500 are in the peninsula area in the dark. 3700 in the south bay, 7600 in the north bay. the bay bridge, the richmond, san rafael bridge, the san mateo bridge have all had power outages. >> today we may find out if same sex couples in california will be able to get married legally. allison burns is in the washington dc newsroom to tell us what's at stake at the court. >> reporter: we have a crew at the court now, same sex couples in
based on call volume and how many calls they get. the fire district itself is huge, nine cities and about 600,000 people in the district. the district says the answer 41,000 calls a year. the meeting in martinez today will be with the supervisors' offices for the preliminary go over for the stations that are on the chopping block. they're already scheduled to be close. they're encouraging the public to show up the meeting is that 115 pirie and perhap >> police are on the scene of what they're calling it a sophisticated pot growing operation and the south bay. it is an east san jose on the 1300 block of sandalwood court. police got a call at 3 this morning they saw three pe going into the home and i thought it was a robbery in progress. when police arrived and found over 300 pot plants valued at over $125,000. nome was there when the police got there. no one lives and the home and police are calling this a sophisticated row house. we have a crew headed to the scene and we will bring you more in the next half hour. >> lafayette city officials say a portion of the road that collaps
the olympics in salt lake city in 2002. >> will take a quick break back mwith more in a minute. we are watching the wet weather that is our top story of the right light to moderate and at times heavy with the wind out of the bay area's. we will come back with your forecast just a moment. we are back here at 4:30 in the western center talking to erica about what we see on storm tracker 4. weather center. >> the rate is starting to pick up in intensity for the north and east bay. --rain and is starting to pick up. it is growing more widespread. we have a lot sitting offshore. let us zoom in and around the bay area. the yellow on your screen around a bottle we are seeing reports of heavy rain. s-novato. that stretching to san raphael at vallejo. the 580/101 split is coming down and the north bay in that area. to the east bay heavy rain highway 4 martinez. we are seeing slow traffic interstate 680, highway 24 approach and the caldecott tunnel ride around san ramon valley. that starts to pick up shortly. we are seeing a light rain in the south bay but it is relatively widespread. 7:00 a.m. this morn
sinkhole that goes over two lanes of traffic. this morning we have seen trucks with pg&e with the city and sanitation crews on the scene with a long day of clean- up. now, nobody was hurt but this is causing some problems for the people here. water was turned off to repair the lines last night. this happened because of the storms we had. heavy rains overflowed a creek which eroded the ground causing it to suddenly fall. this morning roads are closed but detours are in place. but if you come back live to us one more look at that sinkhole, it is going to take quite a while to come up with a solution. they need to come up with a permanent plan and at this point the road is going to have to be replaced. in lafayette, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> another sinkhole opened up yesterday. this one in the santa cruz mountains on vine hill road near the summit and highway 17. it's big as well one entire lane is gone and the remainder of the road is in jeopardy because there's nothing underneath supporting the pavement now. it's not clear how long that road will stay closed. >>> one
. and you know everything that you worry about it. >> reporter: city officials believe that debris blocked that drainage underneath mountain view drive. and water overran the road and simply washed it away. water, gas, sewer lines are running underneath the pavement all damaged. lafayette city manager says that repairs will not be easy. it will not be cheap, and it will not be fast. the bottom line is that it will be along the ground here for a long time and mountain view drive will be closed. even with heavy equipment operating in the area, some drivers are only now discovering at the last minute that the road is closed. >> i think it's kind of crazy. this is an unbelievable stunt that you have had. i don't know what to make of it. it's a great detour for me. >> reporter: now if there is any good news in this, it's that all the homes on the streets, in fact they do have access by using the various detours around the sink hole. there is no estimate as to when that happens. and they were told that it could be closed throughout the entire winter season. reporting live in lafayette, cbs 5. >>
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to lincoln way. here the city is trying to prevent damage this morning on pine street. the city had to clean up after a tree that fell over on a car. >> this is scary. i witnessed it. it was scary. >> she is describing when the tree fell over that happened at about 8:30. this tree landed on a mercedes-benz. the tree trunk rolled off the car. the car belongs to ashley jenkins. >> i hope it's not a total loss. i just bought the car. soy love it. it's been a great car for me so far. but i'm just trying to think positively about it. >> residents say is not the first time a tree has fallen over. year, neighbors are concerned trees are old and too vulnerable. >> i am concerned about the people driving down pine street and about my family. >> trees air major concern for workers. rec and park crews decided this tree is just about to fall. so they decided before it did damage. large storm waves fell on the coast. jeff who lives in a home by the shore says living here means you have to be ready when the types of storms come through. >> you should stay prepared. actually. have batteries on hand. should
one or two feet in the past three days, but that's because the city has an excellent storm drainage system. they are seeing a dramatic change in the river levels. >> by sunday into monday it will be up to here. the flood stage or the expectations at gernville is 32 feet. >> bill hutchinson whose trailer sits on the russian river says he has watched the river rise 17 feet since this morning. he is packing up and heading for higher ground tomorrow. >> it is not worth it. fortunately my little house has wheels on. it. >> even the creatures are headed for high ground. west of santa rosa, several low-lying back roads are flooded, and it only took a foot of water to stall out this car. >> we were coming from windsor and going to the mall. >> samuel saw the flood signs and he started to cross. >> once we got to the water we saw the smoke coming out and he turned the car back off and on. we will open the doors and the water just came in. >> everybody just thinks they can come through it and they don't make. it. >> nicholas williams says he pulled three cars out of this flooded part of the s
city, oakland, all light rain. but the heaviest is in the overnight hours. >>> the wet weather is already causing some concerns for residents in san rafael. reggie kumar is live in the downtown area. >> reporter: the rain is already coming down here at a pretty steady pace. phone service was knocked out to some residents from the previous storm. but that service has since been restored. crews are still digging out from the previous storm. they're hoping this latest one doesn't pack a punch. at&t crews were hard at work drying out the phone lines near 3rd street in san rafael. tuesday night's wet weather wasn't helping while workers used this hose to blow air underground to dry the lines. some who live here are still dealing with a muddy miscellaneous left behind by sunday's powerful storm. >> i got slammed, and my basement and storage shed got a couple of inches of mud. digging out, drying out. >> reporter: some residents in west marin tell me these large trees are a reminder of what happened here on sunday. the trees fell across the roadblocking access for several hours. this
. and it union city 880 southbound is jammed because of westbound 84 and eastbound 84. there is flooding. i'm 84 now is canyon road at palo mayor is just west of 680 a mudslide has completely shut down niles canyon road. do we stop on interstate 680 for a while. in the south bay there continue province for the guadalupe parkway northbound of flooding at taylor street and the lanes. that is backing of the ride northbound onto 280. 280 have been pretty heavy here headed towards the west valley. you can see it is jammed up coming through cupertino as well. earlier occuring problems at winchester and northbound at woodside have cleared from the alliance of 280. >> looks like a mess out there. mike pelton is giving us the deal and castro valley. we talk to last hour it was coming down pretty hard. has a lot of any at all since then? >> how say it was exactly as it was a half hour ago. is is pouring along castro valley boulevard. a lot of people are getting their morning started. traffic will increase slowly along castro valley road. you can see some of the runoff from the building that i'm standing b
&e, sanitation crews and city official have all been out here to the scene of this giant sinkhole. so far they have been clearing debris while making sure residents can still get gas and water service. those lines were damaged. they have had to temporarily run some of the lines above ground. this sinkhole is 80 feet long, 40 feet wide and 15 feet deep. it opened up on sunday following some heavy rains and the lafayette creek which runs under part of the road flooded eroded the ground and caused it to fall. the next storm, however, right around the corner. it will roll in later on today. so the city and engineers have come up with a plan to put in a temporary culvert a permanent fix taking months. >> bottom line is there's going to be a hole in the ground here for a long time. and mountain view drive is going to be closed. >> there are detours in place and nobody will be stuck. there's always a way to get around. later on this morning, engineers and city officials will be back out at the scene trying to prepare for the rain later on today. the city manager told me yesterday, he estimates t
providing opportunity to our youth in the city. >> meanwhile, muni service was back to normal today after a trolley car hit a woman in a wheelchair last night leaving her with life-threatening injuries. and a blown transformer stopped muni metro for much of last night. >>> well, the san francisco board of supervisors gave final approval today to the city's new ban on public nudity. well, that prompted several protestors to strip naked again in the board chambers. they were covered in blankets and escorted out as behalf. backers of the bans say it strikes a ban between nudist and those who don't want to see so much of you. but opponents say what you want to see and don't see, it's up to you. >> if you don't want to see someone, turn way. there's nothing stopping you from turning away. why should you be able to control whether someone is showing their body in public? >> the ban takes effect in february. first time offenders face a $100 fine. multiple violation could carry jail time. >>> well, it will soon be a lot tougher to be a smoker in a city in sonoma county. petaluma lead yours unanim
. >>> well, texas city leaders are asking for advanced warning in the event same-sex becomes formally legalized. this coming friday, the u.s. court will decide whether to review the challenge to prop 8. california's voter apressured ban on gay marriage. now, if the high court refusing to -- refuses to hear the case, the earlier ruling would make same-sex marriage legal in california. if that happens, they would need at least 24 hours to prepare for a flood of marriage license requests. >>> andre ward will defend his titles in two months. the super middleweight champ will fight his opponent in los angeles on january 27th. he defeated dawson in the oracle arena in september. he's undefeated since winning gold at the 2004 summer olympics. >>> oakland as players are donating some of their playoff money to charity. they have decided to give away one share worth more than $34,000. their donation will be split between several charities, including big brothers and big sisters and the united way of the bay area. >> how about that? >> 7:18. grab an umbrella, we're getting some wild weather. our
. >> if the landlords don't fix things, then often more meetings are scheduled with city council members, even police. so far the initiative has helped clean up five apartment complexes in this neighborhood. everything from cockroaches to rats to poor plumbing. they're working on six more complexes, including this one that has broken glass and graffiti. the process is slow, but neighbors say they welcome the effort. and it's not just apartment complexes. the initiative is also working with owners of single family homes to make sure they clean up their properties too. reporting live in san jose, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >>> still ahead here at 5:00, backtracking on a gaffe. what apple is doing following the failure of their map app. >>> also -- >> i don't like to give up. it's not -- i mean it's not something that is really in me to do. >> not giving up taken to the extreme. a bay area proud exclusive follows the length of one man's perseverance as he turns a loss into a life-long game. >>> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. we're tracking the storm tonigh
for these next two systems over the coming days. you can get them as long as you are a resident in the city's public works yard, but keep in mind, there is a limit of 10 sandbags per household. it is not quite as much of an issue but no word on when the highway will reopen. ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> steve has been mentioning this next storm is expected to arrive in the north bay. they could expect flooding of rivers in small creaks. it will have workers and heavy machinery where a new culvert will be put to the test. >> what we need to do is manage debris during the flood. >> now it is part of a napa river flood project and the current level is at three feet, flooding stage is at 9 feet. stay with us for up to the minute coverage, it will be here for us online and on your mobile device. >>> michael bloomberg wants congress to move fast to approve federal funding for hurricane sandy. they met with a dozen lawmakers and new york is asking for $42 billion in extra aid. they are asking for the almost $27 billion in recovery. >>> well earlier today they are voting whether to recognize pale
public drunkenness. that's an average of 18th your rest per day. this year the city is facing a 23% spike in murders, muggings and other major offenses. the arrests figures raise questions about the oakland police department. which is already struggling under the weight of job cuts and the demands of a federal court oversight. nationally arrests were down 11% in the samee period. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase q directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. >> this just into kron 4 pitchers out of the atlanta area. i for students and two teachers were found unconscious at a school after carbon monoxide poisoning. all six have since regained consciousness. dozens of other students are sick. firefighters said that all six have high levels of carbon monoxide. air tests show that the carbon monoxide levels in the school was 17,000 per milliliter. the highest levels of fire department stated that they have ever seen. this is th
. here's a look at live doppler 7 hd. we have a smattering of light rain showers in the city and along the coastline. morgan hill and gilroy, highway 101, a little bit of wet weather through castroville. we have more weather to go on the way today. it will be on and often rain showers, though. so temperatures once again on the mild side. starting out with mid-50s to about 60 around the bay. and by the afternoon still a chance ever showers, low to mid-60s. it's not until the evening hours that we are looking at the rain becoming more intense in the north bay. i'm talking sonoma and marin. if you have plans tonight you will be in the rain but the heaviest rain when you are sleeping. we will detail the flood watches and the timing of the rain coming up in a little bit. katie. >> thanks so much. as the next big storm moves in, the big concern is the north bay. take a look at this video from outside of the stump down brewery in this time-lapse webcam video. you can see how quickly the river has risen. allen long reports from sonoma county where the national weather service has issued a floo
is at a store in new york city where tickets are probably a hot commodity. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: yes, they are. this is a big deal. selling hundreds of tickets every hour. people started lining up at 5:00 a.m., and this jackpot, it just keeps growing. it's grown $175 million in just the last three days alone. >> ticket sales are expected to top a whopping $1 billion by tonight's drawing where a single winner could walk away with a cash prize worth $327 million before taxes. >> there you go. good luck. >> i would take my entire family on a cruise around the world. >> a sports car for me. >> aston martin. >> i'll pinch myself. >> reporter: and it's not just the lucky winners who win big. $1 of every $2 powerball ticket goes to the state covering lottery overhead and supporting programs like education. the federal government also hits the jackpot, taking a quarter of the winner's earnings in taxes and, yes, there's more. states and cities can take an additional 5% to 12%. a new york city winner would pay the highest taxes, but lucky winners in eight states may no state taxes on win
at the numbers oakland 60. 57 for san jose and the city. into the afternoon everyone is in the '60s. the first half of today will be pleasant. we could see bricks of sun. 644 fairfield. 65 for hay with an pleasanton. your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows rain into the weekend. we have consecutive rain days that does harbor the potential for flooding more mudslides and high surf at the beaches. as we head into next week pleasant conditions. partly cloudy skies slight potential for rain and by wednesday afternoon highs could climb into the seventies. we do have a rainbow sitting at the end of the 7 day. more on your weather coming up in a bit. >> in traffic overnight roadwork no major accidents. here at the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza looking good. no metering lights and a handful of cars. the san mateo bridge west bound moving fine pores foster city. and the traffic coming out of marin county. >> yesterday's storms caused a few hundred power outages. pg&e are expecting a lot more to happen. they are doing what they can to prepare for the next wave. this is video from pg&e is
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it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. live coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. with the abc7 morning news and live updates throughout the morning. stay here with us. we will keep you up-to-date. >>> meantime, breaking news in oakland where police say four people have been shot. the investigation is happening right now on the 600 block of east 18th street. there is no word yet on the condition of the victims. again four people shot. no arrests have been made to this point. new at 11:00, a bizarre kidnapping and a daring escape in the south bay. a handyman was threatened, beaten and forced to do repair work for several hours. it started yesterday morning at a home on called well court and ended at the chevron on santa teresa boulevard in san jose. and that's
is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. live coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. with the abc7 morning news and live updates throughout the morning. stay here with us. we will keep you u >>> meantime, breaking news in oakland where police say four people have been shot. the investigation is happening right now on the 600 block of east 18th street. there is no word yet on the condition of the victims. again four people shot. no arrests have been made to this point. new at 11:00, a bizarre kidnapping and a daring escape in the south bay. a handyman was threatened, beaten and forced to do repair work for several hours. it started yesterday morning at a home on called well court and ended at the chevron on santa teresa boulevard in san jose. and that's where abc7 news reporter john alston is live. john, a wild story. >>
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